Welcome to the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra

Our mission is to enrich, engage and educate through the power and performance of live music.

The vision of the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra serves as a center of artistic excellence; through leadership and partnerships, nourishes spirits, develops intellectual and creative capital, adding value for all.

June 20, 2019
Classical Thursdays at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Sept. 12, 2019 - Nov. 14, 2019
United Beginnings
Oct. 12, 2019
Oct. 13, 2019

CWSO on Facebook

Jun 24 - 12:01 am
Thank you #CWSO for an amazing evening in the square of Stevens Point!!!

Jun 12 - 2:29 pm
Have you ever wondered why there are red ribbons ?adorning the chairs of some of our orchestra members at every concert? While the ribbons are lovely on stage, they represent much more than decoration. The chairs with ribbons are the players???? who have been sponsored by a community member who loves the orchestra and our musicians! The ribbons are embroidered locally by Bev's Floral and contain the name of both the CWSO musician and their sponsor. Would you like to support a musician? in the CWSO? Would you like a beautiful red ribbon? with your name embroidered on it adorning the chair of one of our musicians at every concert for the 2019-20 season? Call us today at (715)345-7726 and ask us how you can join the Red Sash Club!?

Jun 10 - 12:27 pm
Want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the Central Wisconsin community? Want to SUPPORT a treasured community arts organization? Want to JOIN us at a fun social event to ring in the summer under a beautiful, illuminated tent? If you said "YES!", consider buying your very own table at the upcoming CWSOlstice event on the evening of Thursday, June 20th in picturesque downtown Stevens Point from 6:00 to 9:00pm! Reserve a table for yourself and up to 9 of your closest friends, family, and acquaintances. For all 3 hours of CWSOlstice your table is your exclusive space to decorate, share your favorite food and beverages, groove to the live Latin beats of the Silva Brothers Band, and generally enjoy the company and camaraderie of those you invite and meet. CWSOlstice includes live Latin music, a raffle featuring some of the best products and experiences that our community has to offer, a delightful toast to the summer, and one of our region's finest social experiences of the season. Buy a table, show your support for the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, and have a BLAST with your best friends and the rest of the community. Call us at (715) 345-7726 and say that you'd like to learn more about reserving your very own table at CWSOlstice!

Jun 5 - 2:55 pm
Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra announces the 2019-20 Season under the direction of Andres Moran. Season tickets become available June 20, in conjunction with CWSOlstice?, our summer celebration! Keep an eye on your mailboxes for our season brochure. ?United Beginnings- Oct.12 & 13 PUTS- MILLENNIUM CANONS GRIEG- PIANO CONCERTO IN A MINOR, OP. 16 Featuring Dr. Molly Roseman SIBELIUS- SYMPHONY NO. 2 IN D MAJOR, OP. 43 ?Holidays with the CWSO: Family Festivities- Dec. 7 & 8 BLAKE- THE SNOWMAN (Film with live orchestra) HOLIDAY POPS SELECTIONS Featuring Dr. Desiree Wattelet, soprano ?Voyages and Variations- Feb. 22 & 23, 2020 MENDELSSOHN- CALM SEA AND PROSPEROUS VOYAGE ZHOU- TRANSCEND Wisconsin premiere celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad ELGAR- ENIGMA VARIATIONS ?Ode to Unity- April 18 & 19, 2020 HIGDON- BLUE CATHEDRAL BEETHOVEN- SYMPHONY NO. 9 IN D MINOR, OP. 125 Featuring the Monteverdi Chorale and Wausau Lyric Choir, in addition to soloists Scott Ramsay, Sam Handley, Sonia Cummings, and Beth Ray Westlund ?? New this year: pre-concert discussions with conductor, Andres Moran (6:30- 7:00 P.M.) Visit our website, www.cwso.org for more information.

May 30 - 4:24 pm
We've started putting together silent auction baskets? for #CWSOlstice? on June 20th and they won't disappoint. Here are some hints- 1. Who wants to throw a summer pool party? 2. Any golfers out there? 3. Let's make a toast!? 4. Designer handbags never disappoint? 5. Will you escape the Escape Room? This is just the start to what we will have available to bid on! Join us for LIVE music and let's celebrate summer! Tickets here: https://cwso.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0F6100000OdOXDEA3
May 24 - 2:59 pm
Summer is on the horizon... ... and we are getting SUPER EXCITED for CWSOlstice! ? What is CWSOlstice? ? Imagine you and your closest friends enjoying an enchanted evening of live Latin music, toasting ? the summer solstice with the rest of the central Wisconsin community. Bring your favorite food ? and drink ?as you groove to the Brazilian rhythm of the local Silva Brothers band. ?? Compete with the other guests for the best table decor, enter to win some of the finest products and experiences that our community has to offer, and if you're REALLY brave, DARE to wear white! ? Attend this distinctive, elegant, and sophisticated event on Thursday, June 20th on Stevens Point's picturesque Downtown Square ? 6:00 - 7:00PM ? SOCIAL HOUR & TABLE SETUP 6:30 - 9:00PM ? LIVE LATIN BAND (SILVA BROTHERS) 7:00PM ? TOAST TO THE SUMMER SOLSTICE ? Space is LIMITED and we have a very limited-time offer just for you. SUPERCHARGE your odds of winning your favorite raffle items and take 5 free raffle tickets ? if you purchase your tickets to CWSOlstice ? by Monday, June 10 and select "Facebook" on "How did you hear about us?" when you buy your tickets with the link below. Buy your tickets TODAY at the website below, and we CAN'T WAIT to toast ? the Summer Solstice ? with you! https://cwso.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0F6100000OdOXDEA3 Have questions? We'd LOVE to talk! ? Call us at (715) 345-7726 ? or Email us at cwso@cwso.org ?

May 13 - 11:22 am
Congratulations to Dinesh Traynor, Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Betty Frost Jenkins Young Artist Concerto Competition! Dinesh will perform the Saint-Sa?ns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor with the CWSO at our subscription concerts on December 7 and 8. Congratulations also to Olivia Yang, who was awarded Honorable Mention for her performance of the Boccherini Cello Concerto in B-flat major! And finally a huge thank you to all of our talented competitors!

May 8 - 12:22 pm
The Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble will perform "Midwest Jazz", featuring works by regional composers and arrangers on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Michelsen Hall at the Noel Fine Arts Center, UW-Stevens Point campus. SPASH high school jazz band will be opening the concert under the direction of Brad Schmidt. CWJE will feature a variety of pieces written by composers based in Appleton, Madison, Chicago and Minneapolis, including several works by CWJE members. Some of the works composed by CWJE members include Anachronism, a funk oriented jazz ensemble piece with a driving groove, by Marty Erickson, and Vicky's Mode by John Daniel, featuring the composer on trumpet solo. Other pieces include Half a Bubble Off, Buffalo, Magnificent Madness, and Settle. The concert will close with Extensions, a hip hop/swing piece that features the entire ensemble, by Appleton based composer Patty Darling. We hope to see you there! https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2019/05/07/central-wis-jazz-ensemble-to-perform-midwest-jazz/

May 6 - 1:49 am
How cool is this? Another reason to become a season subscriber. https://www.wfmt.com/2018/07/23/study-claims-attending-live-concerts-increases-life-expectancy-improves-well-being-more-than-yoga-and-dog-walking/

Apr 25 - 4:32 pm
Here is just a small teaser of some of the raffle items that will be available at Family Fanfare this Sunday at 2 pm. We hope you will join us at the Stevens Point Country Club for sweet and savory treats and lovely music!

Jun 24 - 12:01 am
Thank you #CWSO for an amazing evening in the square of Stevens Point!!!